PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Questions often test 2 skills together, such as listening and reading or reading and speaking.
The range for the overall score is 10-90 points. Scores for communicative skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are based on all test items that assess these skills, either as a single skill or together with other skills. The range for each communicative skill score is 10-90 points.
The PTE exam fees in India is Rs. 10,900/-. Upon cancellation of a test either one week prior to the test day or more, 50% fee is refunded. For any cancellation in the week, no money is refunded. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING.
My personal opinion says PTE as an exam is tougher than IELTS. But, at the same time, scoring in PTE is much more reliable and easier than IELTS. Since PTE is computer based test, the chances of human bias while scoring is almost negligible.